This sock puppet spider craft is so much fun to make and to play with when complete! We like to use this puppet when we sing "itsy bitsy spider" but have found that it is also the perfect Halloween craft for a preschooler. Our daughter loves to make it crawl around the house and it's a great way to encourage her to use her imagination. It's also an easy sock puppet to manipulate because it works better if you close your hand into a fist and bouce it around than if you work on opening and closing your hand to make a puppet talk. It is a great preschool or toddler craft for Halloween or for anytime!

What you'll need:

  • Child-sized black sock
  • Black and red felt
  • 2 googly eyes
  • glue
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
How to make your Sock Puppet Spider Craft:
  1. Cut eight strips of black felt out for the legs. Glue four legs onto each side of the sock. Use tape to secure the legs onto the sock until the glue dries.
  2. Cut a small red semi-circle out of felt and glue to the front of the spider as a mouth.
  3. Glue 2 googly eyes onto the sock towards the front.
We found that our daugther enjoyed us helping create the craft while she wore the sock on her hand. She pointed to where the pieces should go, we put on the glue and she stuck on the pieces. We think she enjoyed watching the sock turn into a puppet on her own hand!
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